Nutshell: Health Care Law and Ethics


Nutshell: Health Care Law and Ethics

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One of over 150 titles in West’s Law in a Nutshell series, this book is a comprehensive resource in an easy-to-read, concise format. With a title representing almost every area of law, Nutshells provide a solid understanding of a specific area of law and include references to important cases that have helped shaped the law. Topics included in this title are: the crisis in health care coverage and spending; health care financing reform; traditional health insurance; managed care; health care rationing; economic and regulatory theory; cost containment; duty to treat; disability discrimination; constitutional rights to treatment; confidentiality and conflicts of interest; corporate practice of medicine; insurance regulation; charitable tax exemption; referral fee laws; hospital and facility licensure; certificate of need regulation; medical staff disputes; Antitrust Boycott Law; Antitrust Price Fixing and Merger Law; labor and employment law; definition of death; organ transplants; right to refuse treatment; active versus passive euthenasia; competent and incompetent patients’ right to die; withholding food or water; physician-assisted suicide; futile care; surrogate motherhood; and maternal-fetal conflict.

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